Special Issue "Hybrid Imaging in Medicine"


A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andreas Kjaer
Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET National University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
E-Mail: akjaer@sund.ku.dk
Phone: +45 3545 4216
Fax: +45 3545 4015
Interests: molecular imaging; medical imaging; cancer; cardiovascular disease; PET; SPECT

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medical imaging techniques are of paramount value in clinical medicine and as research tools. The techniques are rapidly improving and new techniques are continuously implemented.
Whereas every technique has advantages and shortcoming the imaging techniques are often complementary and therefore a current trend is integration of different imaging techniques for hybrid imaging.
Examples of such synergistic hybrid imaging is PET/CT that is now more common than PET only scans. Recently, also hybrid PET/MRI scanners have been introduced in clinical use. Also developments for combining ultrasonography with the other modalities are on their way. Especially integration of morphological and functional imaging seems to be useful. However, also combination of several functional modalities may add value and allow for better tissue characterization.

This special issue invites submission of both original and review papers within all aspects of hybrid imaging.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kjaer
Guest Editor


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  • positron emission tomography
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • magnetic resonsnace imaging (MRI)
  • magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
  • ultrasonography
  • optical imaging
  • fluorescence
  • bioluminiscence
  • PET/CT

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p. 129-139
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Diagnostics 2014, 4(3), 129-139; doi:10.3390/diagnostics4030129
Received: 19 May 2014; in revised form: 21 July 2014 / Accepted: 8 August 2014 / Published: 10 September 2014
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p. 57-93
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Diagnostics 2014, 4(2), 57-93; doi:10.3390/diagnostics4020057
Received: 2 February 2014; in revised form: 18 April 2014 / Accepted: 22 April 2014 / Published: 5 May 2014
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Diagnostics 2014, 4(1), 13-26; doi:10.3390/diagnostics4010013
Received: 29 January 2014; in revised form: 28 February 2014 / Accepted: 4 March 2014 / Published: 10 March 2014
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